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What if we embraced sharing electronics the same way we did sharing cars?

It’s Certified Pre-Owned: No, Not the Car, the iPad

An estimated 140 million cell phones end up in landfills each year. With those cell phones go 4.7 tons of gold (worth $56…
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Fostering Sustainability in Higher Education: University of Texas at Arlington

UT Arlington is one of the three universities in the U.S. to publish a GRI report. Throughout the campus, the school has many…
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Enterprise CarShare Launches in Salt Lake City, Now in 35 States

Enterprise CarShare launched in Salt Lake City this month, bringing its car sharing service to 35 U.S. states, as well as regions in…
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Enterprise Acquires Chicago Car Sharing Service IGO

On May 28, Enterprise Holdings announced that it had acquired Chicago-based IGO CarSharing under terms not disclosed to the public. So is carsharing…
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Is Sharing Illegal? In Many Cases, Yes.

The most poignant current-day example of the tug-of-war between government and technology entrepreneurs is the legal quagmire many “sharing,” or “collaborative consumption,” companies…
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Zipcar Sale a Watershed Moment? I Beg to Differ

Lee Broughton, of Enterprise Holdings, owner of Enterprise Rent-a-Car and other car rental companies, argues that Avis car rental's acquisition of Zipcar is…
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Avis Buys Zipcar for $500 Million

This morning Avis announced that it will acquire car-sharing leader Zipcar for about $500 million

Why the Sharing Economy Should Be Given the Green Light

I often have to remind myself that as a San Francisco-based-CouchSurfer working in sustainability, I live in a bubble full of tree huggers…
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FlightCar: Car-Sharing Comes to Airport Parking Lots

FlightCar combines peer-to peer-car sharing with centralized airport locations to facilitate exchanges.
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Interview: CEO of Carpooling.com on Partnership with Daimler

Last week Daimler made another step to deepen its involvement in the access economy by partnering and investing an undisclosed sum in the…
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Why Do Zipcar Users Abuse the Cars? 4 Lessons For the Access Economy

Two researchers try to figure out why consumers don’t take good care of their Zipcars and what we can learn from it on…
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RelayRides Accident Raises Concerns about Liabilities of Access Economy

A recent RelayRides car accident is bringing attention to some of the liability issues associated with sharing economy borrowing arrangements.
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4 Reasons GM is Investing in Car-Sharing

It looks like GM is playing an important role in the growth of RelayRides, which announced earlier this month that it is expanding…
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KeyWifi Opens the Door to Peer-To-Peer Wifi Rental

Wifi, like cars, has an enormous untapped capacity that until recently had no viable way to be shared with others. KeyWifi is readying…

Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Start-Up Launches In San Francisco

They say the best days of boat ownership are but two; the day you buy it, and the day you sell it. In…